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Select appropriate random sampling methods by using known or suspected characteristics of the population

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSS/IC/A/1

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Big Ideas: Choosing an appropriate sampling method is dependent on the population and the parameter of interest. Previous lessons have developed the importance of randomization in the sampling process, techniques for generating random numbers, and various sampling methods. This lesson will focus on recognizing the characteristics of a population that indicate which sampling method will provide the best representative sample. Special Materials: Graphing calculator or access to a website to generate random numbers 'Blank Trees and Soybeans' document 'Trees and Soybeans 2' document